Very Veggie Crumble

"This is a light vegetable dish compared to the ones with sauces, I prefer the lighter taste. Recipe from First magazine."
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  • 1 (1 lb) package baby beans and carrots vegetable mix, thawed
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored and cut into 1/4 inch thick strips (about 1 cup)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 4 ounces emmenthaler cheese or 4 ounces swiss cheese, cubed
  • 12 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 12 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 12 teaspoon dried thyme


  • Heat broiler to high.
  • In large saucepot, bring 4 quarts, salted water to a boil.
  • Add bean blend and red peppers, reduce heat to medium and cook 5 minutes. Drain.
  • Transfer vegetables to 7 cup casserole dish.
  • Meanwhile, in food processor or blender, combine butter, cheese, bread crumbs, garlic powder and thyme, pulse 30 seconds or until crumbly.
  • Sprinkle bread crumb topping over vegetables and broil 5 minutes or until topping is brown and cheese is bubbly.

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  1. invictus
    I used cauliflower, carrots, and cauliflower, and doubled the amount. Even so I thought there were too many breadcrumbs and used only about 1/3 of a cup of the mixture that I made. It was also plenty cheesy for me. Very tasty and we will be making again!
  2. Hipfan
    I'm so glad I chose to make this for our Thanksgiving dinner! I used a frozen blend of carrots, broccoli and cauliflower and added the red bell pepper strips, as suggested in the recipe. I used gruyere, which was smoked and blended nicely with the Italian breadcrumbs. Because I was bringing this dish to my in-laws I had to prepare the veggies ahead of time - I undercooked and drained them well, placed them in my casserole dish and put it in the fridge. Then I prepared the topping in my Cuisinart and put it in a separate container. About a half hour before we planned to eat I put the veg's in m-i-l's oven to warm through and, once hot, I added the topping and put the dish under the broiler. It was so good that my b-i-l had seconds and both my s-i-l and m-i-l asked for the recipe. When I described it to my co-worker she wanted the recipe too. Oh, and it sure added a beautiful splash of colour to the table. ( : Thank you so much for sharing your recipe, Kitty!
  3. mersaydees
    I used frozen organic vegetables, emmenthaler, and leftover packaged Pepperidge Farm stuffing mix that my food processor turned into bread crumbs in step 6. Loved it, and so easy! Thanks!
  4. bmcnichol
    This was really good. I followed the recipe as written accept I didn't add the breadcrumbs as I am on a low carb diet. I used 5 ounces of shredded swiss cheese. Hubby ate three helping of these :) They were really tasty and easy to make. Will be making more oftern.
  5. Kittencalrecipezazz
    We loved this! I added in some fresh broccoli florets and used Swiss cheese, I also added in some Parmesan cheese with the breadcrumb mixture, what a tasty veggie recipe that I look forward to making againg soon, thanks for sharing Kitty! :)



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